Elon Musk reveals what Safety Score is required to get Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta [Update]

Safety Score

With the release of the 2021.32.22 software update last week, Tesla finally deployed the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta button to owners across the US. After pressing the button Tesla would begin monitoring your driving behaviour using their Insurance calculator to calculate a Safety Score.

This Safety Score is based on five factors and after one week of monitoring would determine whether you were a good enough driver to download the self-driving software to your vehicle.

The one part that was still missing was what your score would need to be to pass the test. CEO Elon Musk has now provided that answer, as well how the company plans to roll it out to those who do.

Much to the dismay of many owners, the first few days will require a perfect 100 out of 100 score. After this the threshold drops by one point increments to 99, 98, and so on.

The first owners who have that perfect score after 7 days of grading will get to download V10.2 of the FSD beta software at midnight on Friday October 1. The company will then add roughly 1,000 more per day after that, prioritized by their Safety Score, Musk explained.

UPDATE: In a later tweet, Musk clarified that V10.2 will be released “a week from Friday”, meaning October 8, 2021. Without further clarification, this could also mean those with the button won’t get to download the software until then.

A perfect 100 rating has not been uncommon to see over the first few days of testing. However we have also seen many with scores well below that. It appears the most sensitive factor is the front collision warning (FCW), which appears to be easily triggered in heavy traffic situations like rush-hour or downtown city traffic.

If you are one of those people, the good news is there are still a few days left to hopefully improve your score into the 90s, or even to 100.

What’s your Safety Score so far? Let us know in the comments below.

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